SAP ERP

To be (customized) or not to be..

Customization is a way of life for most ERP implementations. Only 10% of ERP implementations report no customizations and over 25% report significant or extremely customized ERP environments The goal is tailoring systems to business needs and sometimes build a customer-specific platform on which to standardize company-wide processes. The end results, however are anything but standardization. Driven by a need to address a hodgepodge of ad-hoc business specific requirements with …

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Unified Legacy Decommissioning using SAP Information Lifecycle Management

Introduction In today’s Enterprise Information is critical to business with multiple SAP and Non SAP Enterprise applications. These applications have both structured and unstructured data used for business, legal and audit requirement. The challenge now before all Enterprise, is to understand how their data evolves, determine how it grows, monitor how its usage changes over time, and decide how long the data should be retained in the system. Whilst adhering …

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How to Create and Read Flat IDocs from Files in SAP

I have recently come  across the need to “manually” move an IDoc for testing purposes form one SAP system to another. The two systems were in two different environments and not planned to be connected network wise. So we needed a way to export and import an IDoc. The idea was to export the IDoc on system A to a file and then import it in system B from that …

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New version available: SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder for SAP ERP

In my first blog about Pathfinder back in June I introduced this new offering to you, outlining that Pathfinder is the ideal starting point to identify innovations and optimization potential for SAP ERP. A lot has happened in the last few months and today I would like to give you an update. Customer response First of all, the customer response was overwhelming: In just 4 months we already delivered over …

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Maintenance Order Completion (IW32) Error Messages : KO447 – There is still a purchase order commitment for ORD XXXXXX

While trying to change the status of a Maintenance Order to Complete (Business), we got the above error. The same is being reproduced as below for easy understanding. Problem : Execute tcode IW32 and give the Order number Then Select Order – > Functions – > Complete (technically) The below message will be displayed and system will come out of the Order screen Now please repeat the step i.e.  Execute IW32 …

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SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder – Get your free report today!

So, you have been operating your SAP ERP system for quite some time, and wondering if you are getting the most value from it? Are you looking for ways to optimize your core ERP system, bring more innovation to your business users, or prepare for the digital transformation? We have good news for you: The new SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder for SAP ERP, also known as the Pathfinder report. …

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When and why to implement an ERP system

In my last post, I talked about what enterprise resource planning software is – and how it can help businesses operate more efficiently. But now you may be wondering whether your small or midsized company is ready to make the move. Although individual cases vary, many companies adopt an ERP system because they’ve experienced growing pains. Let’s look at some common symptoms that manifest – and how an ERP system …

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Incorrect texts displayed after supplement language English installed in each client

Definitions: What is the purpose of language parameter “zcsa/system_language” : It is default logon language . Hence the default value for the  language parameter “zcsa/system_language” is English.   What is the supplement language ? A language supplementation replaces any missing texts in the logon language say Japanese with texts in the supplementation language say English .   What is the purpose of secondary language parameter “zcsa/second_language“. If you want to display …

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SAP problem solving approach

Understand the issue/ ask for clarification Understanding an issue is utmost important step to provide quality & precise solution. Ask for more information if issue description or details are not sufficient to understand the problem. Generally business users provide the actual documents, scenarios. If not, then ask for the same. One can politely ask if user has any test case in lower environment (which we can readily use for our …

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Swarovski: Turning Industry Challenges into Opportunities with Effective Use of Technology Enabled through SAP Solutions and SAP Digital Business Services

The fashion and luxury goods industry has been undergoing tremendous change in recent times. These changes have been reshaping the value chain and affecting different parties. This has also led to an increased pressure on the top line as well as bottom-line for most companies. Moreover, customers in today’s retail environment are becoming increasingly demanding, and expect to be offered innovative styles and good quality at attractive prices. Fashion and …

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